Review: Avenue Q

Avenue Q

I’d been wanting to see Avenue Q for years and missed them the last time they were in Bath, and I have to say that it was well worth the wait.

I knew what to expect only in the broadest of terms i.e. that it was a musical and somewhat a parody of Sesame Street, but it exceeded my expectations as it was an intelligent and very funny show with an excellent storyline.

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This reboot of The Planet of the Apes proved to be an interesting and intelligent movie about the ethics of animal research as well as an exciting SF thriller.

I think the work done to bring the apes to the screen both the CGI and the underlying performances of the actors was fantastic, very believable as apes and excellent in the way that the increased intelligence was implied.

Review: The Artist

The Artist

Not quite three weeks into the new year and I think that The Artist will be one of the contenders for my favourite film of the year. Fantastic charming movie that cannot fail to win over the affections of any viewer.

It is a brilliant idea to make a black and white silent movie about a star of silent movies whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of ‘talkies’. The concept works so very well, I really didn’t miss having dialogue and there are some very clever little touches that utilize the nature of the film.